Continuing Professional Development (Short Courses & Specialist Training)

In a world where change is constant, keeping pace with new trends and the latest skills and knowledge will give you and your business an edge. 

Northumbria University offers a wide range of short courses and CPD opportunities, many with academic credits or professional body accreditations that will help you stay ahead of the competition.

Taught by academics who are recognised experts in their field, with extensive industry experience and contacts, we offer the right blend of academic excellence and commercial relevance across a number of sectors.

So, if you are a business that wants to develop your people or are looking for new ways to increase your bottom line, an individual looking for a fast track to promotion or the skills to change direction, or simply someone that wants to learn something new and follow their passion, we can give you the tools to make it happen.

Simply review all of our courses in the course directory below or, to refine your search, go to our Advanced Search and enter either the course name, subject area, sector or skills that you are interested in.

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Our portfolio includes a variety of formats from single modules, block learning, blended learning to single day events.  Or, for a more tailored approach we can develop bespoke courses for your organisation. 

 

BESPOKE COURSES

Are you looking to grow your people and your organisation? Do you want to build core skills, encourage innovation or develop new leaders?

HEALTH COURSES

We have been working with the NHS for x years to deliver relevant, informative and inspirational courses that meet the needs of this ever evolving institution.

OPEN COURSES

Stay ahead of the competition with our wide variety of open-access short courses and CPD opportunities, taught by recognised experts in their field.

BESPOKE COURSES

Are you looking to grow your people and your organisation? Do you want to build core skills, encourage innovation or develop new leaders?

HEALTH COURSES

We have been working with the NHS for x years to deliver relevant, informative and inspirational courses that meet the needs of this ever evolving institution.

OPEN COURSES

Stay ahead of the competition with our wide variety of open-access short courses and CPD opportunities, taught by recognised experts in their field.

Adult Critical Care (Level 6 Module)

This CPD module will give you the knowledge to effectively manage patients with advanced critical illness. The main themes of the module include; advanced respiratory support, advanced haemodynamic monitoring and support and management of patients in multi-organ failure. The psychological impact of the critical care environment will also be explored. This course would suit healthcare professionals…

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Applying Human Factors to Healthcare Organisations (Level 7 Module)

Who would this course suit? Healthcare professionals with an interest in human factors and those involved in the delivery of human factors training. Content Overview An indicative list of topics covered on the module: • Organisational culture and safety • High reliability organisations • Sleep, shift-work and errors • Psychobiology of stress in the workplace • Error and Design • Investigation…

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Basic Sexual Health (Masterclass)

This course would suit primary care nurses who deliver sexual health services. This session will be ideal as an educational update to ensure contemporary practice. The course will cover: Current national issues in sexual health service provision Contraceptive method update Emergency contraception Local issues in sexual health service provision Specific local service update to reach vulnerable…

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Chemotherapy: Enhancing Practice (Level 6 Module)

This course would suit health professionals who administer chemotherapy drugs in clinical practice. Topics covered include: • The Principles of cytotoxic chemotherapy: Hormone treatments, new and novel therapies • The Anatomy and physiology of cancer cell growth, the cell cycle • Drug Pharmacology • Administration of chemotherapy; Safety and handling issues, clinical governance and risk management…

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Children and Young People: Recognition and Emergency Care in Critical Illness

The course aims to develop requisite skills in recognising, assessing and caring for children/Young people who have the potential to, or have become ill. The student will critically explore specific physiological problems encountered by acutely/seriously ill children and the knowledge and skills necessary for assessment and safe management. To be able to critically reflect upon the nature of care given…

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Chronic Heart Failure Management

This course would suit health professionals involved in the care of individuals with chronic heart failure. The course will cover the following topics: • Pathophysiology of heart failure • Epidemiology of heart failure • Aetiology and classification of heart failure • Diastolic and systolic dysfunction • Signs and symptoms of heart failure linking to clinical skills • Diagnostic testing • Introduction…

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Cognitive Behavioural Skills for Practice (Level 6)

Would you like to develop your knowledge of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? This CPD module will provide you with the opportunity to learn more about the principles and practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in order to enable you to develop skills in your practice. The module is based on Beck's model of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

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Common Presentations in CAMH (Level 6 Module)

This course would suit healthcare professionals working in the areas of Child and Adolescent Mental Health with an interesting in developing their knowledge and practice in this area. It would also be of benefit to people who are working in non-CAMH settings but who come into contact with children and young people in their practice e.g. Paediatric Nurses and School Nurses. The course will include…

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Contemporary Chemotherapy Practice for Conditions Other than Cancer (Level 6 Module)

Designed for practitioners administering chemotherapy in a non-oncology area, this module will help you to develop specific knowledge and skills relating to the care of people receiving chemotherapy for conditions other than cancer. You will critically examine contemporary chemotherapy practice administered to non-cancer patients in a non-oncology setting. The impact of chemotherapy treatment for…

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Dementia (Masterclass)

This one-day masterclass is designed for health or social care practitioners currently working, or intending to work, with people who may have dementia. You will explore personhood and relationship-centred care, and examine the tools which are currently in use for assessing dementia in terms of their application, validity and use in practice. You will also develop your knowledge of delirium in…

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Developing Leadership Capacity and Managing Change (Level 6)

Today’s healthcare practitioners are at the frontline of supporting and developing patient centred care through effective leadership and service development. This course will give you the opportunity to develop leadership capacity and capability in order to develop your team, lead change and instigate effective service improvement at a variety of levels within your organisation.

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Developing Leadership Capacity and Managing Change (Level 7 Module)

Developing leadership capacity and managing change are an integral part of the Government’s transformation agenda and as such places health professionals at the frontline of supporting and developing patient centred care through effective leadership and service development. This module aims to integrate theory, research and practice to enable the practitioner to develop leadership capacity and capability…

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Developing Skills for Service Improvement Planning (Level 7 Module)

Designed to inspire, this Level 7 module aims to help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to improve services and to develop talented people to lead teams through change. You will have access to a range of learning opportunities, plus practical advice and tools to help you and organisations achieve individual and collective service goals. This year-long module is one of the core…

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Developing Skills in Healthcare Simulation (Level 7 Module)

Who would this course suit? Healthcare professionals with an interest in simulation based education. Content Overview: • Education theory and practice related to simulation as a teaching and learning methodology. • Simulation modalities e.g. virtual, manikin-based, actor-based and standardised patients • Simulation scenario design and delivery • Learning technologies e.g. audio visual equipment • Debriefing…

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End of Life Care for All (Level 6)

Designed for practitioners who care for patients at the end of life, this module will enable you to develop specialist knowledge of end of life care in both the cancer patient and patients suffering diseases other than cancer. This module will enable you to critically examine your practice when caring for this vulnerable group of patients and will consider the holistic needs of the patient and…

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End of Life Care in Critical Care (Masterclass)

End of Life Care in the Critical Care environment is challenging and requires healthcare practitioners to be knowledgeable and skilled in the provision of this sensitive aspect of care. There is a growing emphasis on providing patients with End of Life care options that fall outside of the traditional approach of providing a private, quiet space whilst this process occurs. This masterclass will…

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Foundations in Critical Care (Level 6 Module)

Who would this course suit? Healthcare practitioners already working in, or who are new to critical care areas. Content Overview Relevant anatomy and physiology Associated patho-physiology including respiratory failure, shock, renal failure and neurological deterioration Patient assessment and early recognition of deterioration Airway management and oxygen therapy Non-invasive and invasive…

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Foundations in Sexual Health (Level 6)

This module is designed to provide an insight into the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to the sexual health needs of your client group. Through exploration of your own values and attitudes to sexual health issues, you can consider the personal and practice development required for meeting effectively the sexual health needs of your clients/patients.

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Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Practice (Level 6 Module)

This module will prepare you for a role as a practice teacher/educator [Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Stage 3] and provide a foundation for teacher status [NMC Stage 4]. You will focus on your own expertise in educating a variety of learners and have the opportunity to critically explore and apply a range of teaching and learning theories and strategies. As you complete this module you…

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Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Practice Level 7 Module

This module will prepare you for a role as a practice teacher/educator [Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Stage 3] and provide a foundation for teacher status [NMC Stage 4]. You will focus on your own expertise in educating a variety of learners and have the opportunity to critically explore and apply a range of teaching and learning theories and strategies. As you complete this module you will…

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History Taking and Physical Assessment (Level 6 Masterclass)

This Masterclass will introduce you to the process of history taking and assessing the physical manifestations of common disease processes. You will get the opportunity to understand the specifics of history taking and examination relating to common gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological conditions. You will be covering reviews of history taking and examination of several…

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History Taking and Physical Assessment (Level 6 Module)

This intensive course will introduce you to the process of history taking and assessing the physical manifestations of common disease processes. You will get the opportunity to evaluate routine clinical investigations and assess the severity of symptom complexes relating to common gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological conditions.

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History Taking and Physical Assessment in Children and Young People (Level 6 Module)

This intensive course will introduce you to the process of history taking and assessing the physical manifestations of common disease processes in children and young people. You will get the opportunity to engage in routine clinical investigations and assess the severity of symptom complexes relating to common childhood conditions including gastrointestinal, respiratory and neurological conditions.…

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Introduction to Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (Level 6 Module)

Designed to appeal to a wide range of professionals, this module provides an introduction to family therapy and systemic practice. Through studying this module you will have the opportunity to explore how systemic practice and family therapy approaches offer a framework for effective and creative ways to work with individuals, couples and families as well as professional networks, organisations and…

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Introduction to Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (Level 7)

Designed to appeal to a wide range of professionals, this module provides an introduction to family therapy and systemic practice. Through studying this module you will have the opportunity to explore how systemic practice and family therapy approaches offer a framework for effective and creative ways to work with individuals, couples and families as well as professional networks, organisations and…

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Managing Pain and Symptoms in Advanced Disease (Level 6 Module)

This module is focussed on patients who have palliative care needs, and will enable you to critically examine your practice when caring for this vulnerable group of patients. The philosophy underpinning this module is that accurate assessment is the key to managing pain and symptoms in advanced disease and that effective relief is the essence of quality of life. This module will enable you to develop…

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Managing Pain and Symptoms in Advanced Disease (Level 7 Module)

This module is focussed on patients who have palliative care needs, and will enable you to critically examine your practice when caring for this vulnerable group of patients. The philosophy underpinning this module is that accurate assessment is the key to managing pain and symptoms in advanced disease and that effective relief is the essence of quality of life. This module will enable you to develop…

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Mental Health and the Older Person – Dementia, Delirium and Depression (Level 6 module)

This module will give you a critical insight into the mental health of older people, with a particular focus on the main demographically/epidemiologically prevalent issues of dementia, delirium and depression. As the ethos of the module is maintaining personhood, you will examine strategies for maximising independence, choice and mental well-being and develop a critical awareness of relationship-centred…

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Mentor Educator Preparation - Level 5

Are you interested in assuming responsibility for the facilitation of learning and assessment in practice? This module will enable you to develop into the role of a mentor/educator and continue your own professional development. Interactive sessions will encourage you to critically explore your experiences of facilitating practice learning and assessment, in the light of current theory, literature…

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Mentor Educator Preparation - Level 6

Are you interested in assuming responsibility for the facilitation of learning and assessment in practice? This module will enable you to develop into the role of a mentor/educator and continue your own professional development. Interactive sessions will encourage you to critically explore your experiences of facilitating practice learning and assessment, in the light of current theory, literature…

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Mentor Educator Preparation - Level 7

Are you interested in assuming responsibility for the facilitation of learning and assessment in practice? This module will enable you to develop into the role of a mentor/educator and continue your own professional development. Interactive sessions will encourage you to critically explore your experiences of facilitating practice learning and assessment, in the light of current theory, literature…

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Monitoring and Management of Long Term Conditions (Level 6 Module)

Current policy puts greater emphasis on keeping people healthy in order to help them live longer, illness free lives. This CPD module focuses on the biological, psychological, social and emotional impact of living with one or more long-term conditions and the strategies for monitoring and management which can be used. You will explore person centred care, self-care and care planning as ways…

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Monitoring and Management of Long Term Conditions (Masterclass)

Designed for healthcare professionals from a range of professional backgrounds, this CPD masterclass will enable you to develop knowledge and understanding of monitoring and managing long term conditions and improve practice in this area. You will have the opportunity to critically reflect on your own skills, knowledge and clinical practice to identify areas for development and strategies for embedding…

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Neonatal High and Low Dependency Care (Level 6 Module)

This Level 6 module enables staff new to the neonatal speciality to develop a foundation of knowledge and skills in relation to Low and High Dependency Care. After completing the module, you will be able to use your knowledge of applied physiology to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for babies requiring Low and High Dependency Care and ensure the correct procedures are adopted to minimise…

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Neonatal High and Low Dependency Care (Level 7 Module)

This module enables staff new to the neonatal speciality to develop a foundation of knowledge and skills in relation to Low and High Dependency Care. After completing the module, you will be able to use your knowledge of applied physiology to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for babies requiring Low and High Dependency Care and ensure the correct procedures are adopted to minimise the risk…

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Neonatal Intensive Care (Level 7 Module)

This module is designed for staff new to neonatal intensive care, and will enable you to build on your previous clinical experience of high/low dependency care in order to enhance your professional practice. After completing the module, you will be able to use your knowledge of applied pathophysiology to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care whilst ensuring the correct procedures are adopted…

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Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (Level 6)

This module is designed for staff new to neonatal intensive care, and will enable you to build on your previous clinical experience of high/low dependency care in order to enhance your professional practice. After completing the module, you will be able to use your knowledge of applied pathophysiology to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care whilst ensuring the correct procedures are adopted…

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Non-invasive Ventilation (Masterclass)

Respiratory failure can occur as a result of many medical conditions and can be classified as an acute or chronic illness. A common treatment that has been proven to reduce morbidity and mortality in respiratory failure is non-invasive ventilation, and healthcare practitioners in both the primary and acute care sectors may be expected to care for patients requiring this therapy. This masterclass…

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Prescribing for Non-Medical Health Professionals (V300)

Would you like to enhance your professional practice by becoming able to prescribe? This course (V300) prepares Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals as Independent and Supplementary Prescribers competent to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively from the legally specified prescribing formularies.

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Prevention and Early Intervention in CAMH (Level 6 Module)

This course would suit healthcare professionals working in the areas of Child and Adolescent Mental Health with an interesting in developing their knowledge and practice in this area. It would also be of benefit to people who are working in non CAMH setting but who come into contact with children and young people in their practice e.g. Paediatric Nurses and School Nurses. The course will cover the…

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Promoting Health and Wellbeing 1 (Masterclass 1 of 2)

This course would suit nurses, midwives or allied health professionals who are looking to refresh their Health Improvement expertise, and will cover the following topics: Health status in North East England: morbidity, mortality and perspectives on positive well-being Practical application of wider determinants of health in your practice population Current policy in relation to health and longevity…

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Promoting Health and Wellbeing 2 (Masterclass 2 of 2)

This course would suit nurses, midwives or allied health professionals who are looking to refresh Health Improvement expertise and will include the following: An evaluative overview of health promotion models that support behaviour change, address health inequalities and consider perceptions of risk Practical application of a behaviour change health promotion model to an identified health and…

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Promoting Sexual Health in Primary Care (Level 6 Module)

Who would this course suit? Primary care nurses who wish to be able to deliver sexual health services Content Overview What is sexual health? Sexual health assessment Contraceptive methods including LARC Emergency contraception Pregnancy decision making Common STIs and STI screening inc blood-borne viruses Sexual dysfunction and psycho-sexual issues Motivational interviewing/brief interventions…

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Promoting Sexual Health in Primary Care (Level 7 Module)

Who would this course suit? Primary care nurses who wish to be able to deliver sexual health services. Content Overview What is sexual health? Sexual health assessment Contraceptive methods including LARC Emergency contraception Pregnancy decision making Common STIs and STI screening inc. blood-borne viruses Sexual dysfunction and psycho-sexual issues Motivational interviewing/brief…

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Respiratory Disorders

Designed for practitioners who work with patients suffering from respiratory disease, this module will give you the opportunity to explore a wide range of respiratory disorders and examine contemporary evidence of the management of these disorders. By completing this module, you will develop an increased understanding of the needs of patients with respiratory disorders and learn how to apply that…

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Sepsis and Acute Kidney Injury (Masterclass)

This Masterclass is aimed at qualified healthcare practitioners working in the Northern Region. It will provide you with an introduction and overview of current recommendations on the identification and management of these conditions.

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Skills for Practice in CAMH - Level 6 Module

This course would suit healthcare professionals working in the areas of Child and Adolescent Mental Health with an interesting in developing their practice in this area. It would also be of benefit to people who are working in non CAMH but come into contact with children and young people for example Paediatric Nurses and School Nurses. The course course covers the following topics: Assessment…

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The Principles of Palliative Care (Level 6 Module)

This course would suit healthcare professionals with an interest in developing their practice in the area of palliative care. The course covers the following topics: Principles underpinning palliative care History and development of palliative care Sociology of death and dying Future directions of palliative care Compare and contrast the needs of the cancer and non-cancer patient The emotional…

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Tissue Viability (Masterclass)

This course would suit healthcare professionals involved in the assessment and treatment of acute and chronic wounds The course covers the following topics: Current policy and clinical guidelines The importance effective evidence based wound care Revisit of Anatomy & Physiology of wound healing Principles of Wound assessment Management and treatment options Ethical and professional issues…

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To discuss any of our CPD / Short Course or bespoke opportunities with us contact us at cpd@northumbria.ac.uk